Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bingo Birthday Card

     Drea here with a fun mixed media card that I made for my dad's birthday last week, using a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

        The background was done with a light coat of gesso onto white cardstock, and stamped with the Bingo Pieces and Background Soup Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Sets using a permanent black ink. Then I glued down some buttons and used a heavier coat of gesso over the entire piece. Once dry, I colored it with Distress Spray Stains, and realized a lot of my stamping had disappeared under the gesso. So I stamped the Bingo Pieces again with my permanent black ink, onto white tissue paper, and applied it to the buttons with Tim Holtz' Distress Collage Medium Vintage. Then I went over the edges and buttons with copper embossing powder.

      I just used the numbers from the Bingo Card and colored them with Distress Ink. Then I embossed the edges again, along with the sentiment using the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set onto a strip of brown cardstock from the DCVW Neutrals 8 X 8 Cardstock Stack that I colored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

   The compass was paper-pieced with the Every Road Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, embossed again in copper, including the mini brad in the center.

     This card was so much fun to work on, and could be used for any occasion! Thanks for looking!


Thursday, March 16, 2017


We moved our clocks forward and spring is in the air--or is it?  This week much of the U.S. received winter storms or a major drop in temps so I chose to feature the cheerful Sunflowers stamp set from Red Rubber Designs to remind us spring really is around the corner!

I created a background layer with the Well Defined Backgrounds stamp set which is a large stamp set measuring approx. 4-3/4" x 8". It's so much fun to create a custom background for my projects with the added bonus of never running out of designer paper when I make my own!

For the greeting, I used Sophisticated Sentiments and tucked the sentiment layer behind the flower pot to ground the sentiment.

There are just a few days left to get 50% off when you spend $50 so head on over to the Red Rubber Designs store and fill your cart!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Be Fabulous Card

     Sometimes things don't go as planned, like this card that I made featuring the Be Fabulous Unmounted Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs! Originally I wanted to have a blue background, with this green one behind it, but after seeing the fabulous results that the Lindy's Magicals left, I decided not to use the blue at all. I did save it though, for a future project.

               All of the black stamping is embossed with glitter, and colored with Distress Inks. Then for some dimension, I curled up the bee's wings, and popped up the main image.

     I love how the larger border on the left matches the smaller one in the main image, and was done with the For Everything Unmounted Stamp Set!

     Then I finished up the edges with Distress Ink (Pine Needles) and machine stitching, mounted onto a black card. Thanks for looking!

       There's still time to take advantage of this great sale going on at Red Rubber Designs while supplies last!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Here I Am....

Hello, there! Today I get to share a card with you showcasing a fabulous background stamp set from Red Rubber Designs!  

For today's card, I stamped the background stamp from Here I Am with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The background stamp is gorgeous with dimensions which easily fit an A2 size card.  For my project, I watercolored with distress inks and then die cut the layer into two pieces, a tilted layer and a heart shape.  One of the big appeals for me when creating my own backgrounds is that I never have to worry about whether I have papers to match!

This set comes with an "opening" sentiment and three follow-up sentiments for great variety. 

Did you know that Red Rubber Designs is having a huge sale right now through 3/19? Grab your favorite Red Rubber Designs and other craft & stamping supplies now while supplies last!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

50-50 Sale at Red Rubber Designs!

Spend at least $50 in the store and get 50% off your entire order!

You get $50+ worth of craft supplies and stamps but you only pay HALF that!

While supplies last!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Brick & Rose Thank You Card

     Happy Thursday Stampers! Drea here with a Thank You Card showcasing some Red Rubber Designs Stamps against a brick background made with gesso and a stencil, and colored with Distress Spray Stains (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo). The texture comes from a couple of Distress Embossing Powders (Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy) that I added on top. Then I tore and machine stitched the side edges.

     The frame was embossed in gold onto black cardstock using the Fanciful Vintage Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set. Then I did a lot of fussy-cutting and arranging with the stamped roses, using the Charcoal Flowers Cling Mounted Stamp, and coloring them with sprays and a paintbrush. To resemble the bricks on the background, I tore around the edges of the stamped Rose Wine Label and popped it up, after coloring it with sprays and paper piecing it. For even more dimension I curled up all of the flowers and leaves. The sentiment fit perfectly inside of the embossed frame, stamped with the Savvy Sayings Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set. 

     Finally, I used red cardstock as my card base to make the bricks stand out. Thank you for your visit, and hoping it brought you some inspiration!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Love is not just for Valentine's Day!

Hi there!  I hope you have had a great week so far.  Did you celebrate  Valentine's Day?  Did you receive or buy candy?  I always tell my husband not to get me chocolate, not because I don't like it but because I like to get it the next day on clearance!!  Sadly, I think the stores are on to me, there has been far less of a selection the last few years.  

  Today I am featuring a trio of cards from the Red Rubber Designs online store with lots of heart! The Little Darlins stamp set is absolutely adorable.  I had so much fun stamping with this cute set, I didn't want to quit!  Unfortunately, with a very full week, I was only able to create three cards but I have posted the rubber stamp set at the end of this post so that you can see all the cute images and sentiments that are included! 

First up for all the dog lovers....I ruff you!

For all the balloon is in the air!

For all the chocolate lovers and/or cat lovers....I love you more than chocolate or cats for that matter (and you know how much I love cats!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Here is a look at Little Darlins, isn't it adorable???

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Valentine's Card

     Valentine's Day is less than a week away, so I created a card for my husband featuring the Love & Friendship Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs. But I didn't stamp the main image inside of the heart, which is an adorable little cherub couple, only because it felt a little too cutesy for him. So I masked them out with some tape, leaving the heart and script. After coloring the heart red, embossed in black onto white cardstock, I embossed the script part again in white.

     Then I embossed another heart in white onto black cardstock, along with the sentiment and smaller hearts that are in the set. Behind the red heart, I used the So Splattered Cling Mounted Stamp set, adding a strip of sheer ribbon.

     Finally, I distressed the edges, and machine stitched around them in white for further contrast!

     Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Gift for You

Hello there!  I hope you are having a great week!  Today I am featuring a fun Red Rubber Designs stamp set titled Gift For You.  I have oohed and ahhed over many cute shaker cards but I have put off making one myself until my sweet friend Janeen gifted acetate sheets and foam tape thereby taking away the last of my excuses! 

Using my favorite technique of Distress ink and water I created the background, then I added lots of sparkling sequins and glitter ( I may or may not have overfilled my shaker!) I stamped two of the presents included in the Gift for You stamp set then dipped them in the watery ink to match the background.  

  The distress ink technique really works well with these cute gifts!!!!

Leave me a note and let me know if you have created a shaker card and if so what you filled it with!

Thanks for hanging out with me today, now here is a closer look at the variety of ways this stamp set can be purchased!

Gift For You (unmounted)

Gift for you (Cling mount)

Presents (Cling Mount)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Art Gave Her Wings Tag

     Happy Thursday! Today I'm featuring the Art Gave Her Wings Stamp from Red Rubber Designs, combined with the Victorian Borders Cling Mounted Stamp from my last post, on this elegant blue and gold tag! The image was colored with paints, sprays, and markers, with another layer embossed in gold for the crown, and popped up over a fluffy cloud made from a cotton ball.

          I sprayed the background with a little water and blue spray to create the sky. Then I added some bold colors of blue Dylusions Paints along the right and bottom of my tag. To create a mitered border with my stamping, I added a strip of masking tape at a 45 degree angel, before embossing half of my Victorian Borders stamp onto the painted edges. Then I layered it onto my slightly larger blue painted tag, and applied a line of Golden Rod Stickles along the edges.

     The sentiment was stamped with black ink, and ART and the grommet embossed in gold.

Here's the result! Thanks for looking!